Source Water Protection
document designed to serve as a source for local decision makers when
considering financing for source water activities.
Webcast #1 - Source Water Protection - Monitoring and Data Sharing
Webcast #2 - Source Water Protection - Land Development and Growth
Webcast #3 - Source Water Protection - Communication, Regulatory, and
Please direct general questions or
comments to Tracy Hudak at EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking
Water at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Guide is #3 in a series of pocket-sized outreach and assistance publications from EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water designed to heighten public awareness of the importance of protecting source waters used for drinking water."
Source Water Protection efforts www.epa.gov/safewater/protect/protect.html
Water Shed Based Source Water Protection www.ene.gov.on.ca/envision/water/spp.htm
State of Minnesota’s approach to Source Water Protection General Information www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/water/swp/
Drinking Water Source Assessment and Protection (DWSAP) Program (California) www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/ddwem/dwsap/protection.htm
New Book on Source Water Protection from The Trust for Public Land http://shop.tpl.org/product.aspx?c=tpl_publications(base)&p=120200(base)
Developing a Municipal Source Water Protection Plan http://www.gov.ns.ca/enla/water/sourcewater.asp
Source Water Protection Practice and Bulletins http://www.epa.gov/safewater/protect/swpbull.html
Water Quality Technology
www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/ has links to the following and much more
IEPA Source Water Assessment and Protection Program www.epa.state.il.us/water/groundwater/source-water-assessment/index.html
USGS National Water Quality-Assessment Program http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/informing/sourcewater.html
Office of Water Launches New Watershed
EPA's Office of Water recently launched a new on-line Watershed Discussion Board. This forum offers watershed protection practitioners and citizens a platform to exchange ideas, so that innovative solutions and ideas can be easily shared in (near) real-time cyberspace. EPA hopes to engage watershed leaders from around the country in these
interactive, on-line discussions. Share your expertise so that others can learn from your experiences. The Forum currently includes the following six categories:
Discussion Item Titles:
Smart Growth/Low Impact Development
Source Water Protection
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Watershed Planning Tools
Please visit http://www.epa.gov/owow/watershed/forum/forum.html and join in! Share your expertise so that others can learn from your experiences. Anyone can view the discussion, but one must register to post messages and receive customized updates.
Robyn L. Doescher, Source Water Committee Chair
Baxter & Woodman, Inc.